Webinar | A New Era for the Bureau of Land Management?

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PEER hosted a lively online discussion to identify steps the Biden administration can take to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Bureau of Land Management to better address its conservation and climate change goals. Panelists discussed the results of a recent employee survey, trends in land management planning, problems in BLM’s management culture, and questions from the webinar participants.

Panelists included:

  • Moderator: Rebecca Leber of Mother Jones
  • Chandra Rosenthal, Director of Rocky Mountain PEER
  • Laurel Williams, Officer for U.S. Public Lands and Rivers Conservation at the Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Richard Spotts, former Planning and Environmental Coordinator at the BLM Arizona Strip District Office
  • Mary Jo Rugwell, former BLM State Director for Wyoming.

Recorded February 25, 2021


Read the report on the BLM employee survey discussed in the webinar.


Press for “A New Era for the Bureau of Land Management”

BLM morale tanked under Trump, survey finds | E&E News | February 25, 2021

Former Wyoming BLM director: ‘Restore better’ national office in D.C. | Daily Sentinel | February 26, 2021

Morale at BLM cratered after move to Colorado | Interested Party Blog | February 26, 2021

Publicly-managed lands are in peril. Here’s what can be done to fix BLM’s plans. | Medium | March 1, 2021

Report says Bureau of Land Management mismanaged during Trump presidency | Bicycle Retailer | March 5, 2021

Decision On Whether To Keep BLM HQ In Colorado Looms For Haaland | Wyoming Public Media | March 8, 2021

A New Era for Bureau of Land Management? | Studio 809 | March 13, 2021

Letter: Build up BLM to protect our finest lands | Salt Lake Tribune | March 20, 2021

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